MODESTO - Award-winning Alligator Records artists Rick Estrin and Joe Louis Walker will perform on Thursday, Jan. 10, at The State Theatre in Modesto.
LATHROP - The City of Lathrop Mayor's Holiday Parade Committee has announced the results of the 2012 Holiday Parade "Holiday Around the World."
NEW YORK (AP) - Santa has kicked the habit in time for Christmas. No, not the sugar plum habit, or his fur-wearing habit, or his penchant for romping recklessly around open flame.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Some of the valuables found hidden in abandoned lockers on A&E's "Storage Wars" have been added by producers to deceive viewers, a former cast member of the show claims in a lawsuit filed Tuesday.
• TNT: FUNERAL COMING FOR J.R. EWING ON NEW 'DALLAS': NEW YORK (AP) - J.R. Ewing will get a send-off with a proper funeral on "Dallas."
MONTERREY, Mexico (AP) - The wreckage of a small plane believed to be carrying Jenni Rivera, the U.S-born singer whose soulful voice and unfettered discussion of a series of personal travails made her a Mexican-American superstar, was found in northern Mexico on Sunday. Authorities said there were no survivors.
CERES - Organizers of the popular annual "Journey to Bethlehem" event hope to get a break from the weather that partially rained out their outdoor venue during last week's opening.
STOCKTON - The St. Luke's 8:45 a.m. Adult Choir, directed by Carol Zeni Wiss, will present a Sacred Concert, Sunday, Dec. 16, following the 5:30 p.m. mass (approximately 7 p.m.) in the Church, 3847 N. Sutter, Stockton.
JACKSON – Grab your good luck charm and join for a special Elvis tribute show in the Grand Oak Ballroom on Sunday, Jan. 6, at 6 p.m. dubbed Get All Shook Up with Las Vegas performer Johnny Fortuno as Elvis and special guests The Stamps Quartet, Elvis Presley's backing group from 1972 until 1977.
LIVERMORE - Living Bethlehem - a 30,000-square-foot replica of that city as it was 2,000 years ago - is open from Dec. 13-17.
TRACY - The Grand Theatre Center for the Arts City of Tracy is staging a free exhibition for the holiday season entitled – Art Co-Opted – on display at the Grand Galleries through Dec. 22.
The Modesto Junior College Community Orchestra, directed by Anne Martin, will present a concert for kids of all ages on Tuesday, December 4 in the auditorium of the Media and Performing Arts Center on east campus. The concert has an early start time of 7 p.m. to accommodate families with young children.
MODESTO – Modesto Junior College will present their annual Holiday Festival of Choirs Concert on Friday, Dec. 7, in the Performing and Media Arts Center Main Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available in the Auditorium Box Office Monday through Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and will be available at the door for $5 general admission and $4 for students and seniors.
LIVERMORE – The Veterans First Program at Las Positas College announced today that The Commanders Jazz Ensemble, part of the US Air Force Band of the Golden West, will be swinging on to the LPC campus for a community concert.
San Joaquin Delta College and the Division of Arts and Communication sponsors an all-day Jazz Festival on Saturday, Dec. 1, featuring middle school, high school, and college bands, combos, and vocal jazz ensembles from throughout the Western United States. Wrapping up the festival is a performance by the Bob Mintzer LA Big Band at the Warren Atherton Auditorium on the Delta College campus. The concert begins at 8 p.m. Ticket prices are $30; $24 for reserved seating.
The Ripon Christian Middle School Band played the processional as some 70 eighth graders marched into the Ripon Christian High School gymnasium Thursday night to receive their diplomas of graduation for nine years of study.
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) - The commemoration of this year's milestone anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg will include amenities that soldiers would have relished 150 years ago.
DEAR DIDI: What is the point of having a dog if you have to keep it on a leash or in a crate all of the time? Can't we just let them be dogs? -Manteca Citizen